Doug MacGinnitie | Chief Executive Officer
Doug MacGinnitie | Chief Executive OfficerPh 404 445 5585

Doug has deep experience in the insurance, tax and legal worlds. From 2011-2015, he has served as State Revenue Commissioner for Georgia, managing the state’s Department of Revenue. Prior to his public service, he was the COO and Director of Beecher Carlson, a commercial property and casualty insurance brokerage firm based in Atlanta. He also served as General Counsel of Hobbs Group, at the time, one of the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms.

Doug is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Emory Law School, and is a member of several non-profit boards. He and his wife have 3 children and reside in Atlanta.

Kimberly Bunting | Chief Operating Officer
Kimberly Bunting | Chief Operating OfficerPh 404 445 5584

Kim is responsible for the day to day operations of the company and oversees all captive formations. She is the former risk manager for a Fortune 50 company, responsible for placement of billions of dollars of insurance coverage, management of its captives and hundreds of millions of dollars of claims and resolution of coverage disputes involving complex coverage matters. Kim has consulted with a number of large publicly traded and privately owned businesses in optimizing their risk management programs and establishing captive insurance programs, large and small.

She is a licensed attorney, and has written and spoken on insurance topics including “Possibilities and Pitfalls with Captive Insurance,” Estate Planning Magazine, August 2011; Webinar – Business and Tax Planning with Captive Insurance Companies. (Thomsen Reuters – Oct 26, 2011; Captive Insurance in Estate Planning – a Profit Maximization and Risk Reduction Tool, 2012.

Kim holds MBA and J.D. degrees from Emory University and is a graduate of Oglethorpe University.  She is a member of the ABA Captive Insurance Committee and board member of the Georgia Captive Insurance Association.

Kim is an Atlanta native and she and her husband and two children reside in Atlanta.

Stephen Covington | Managing Director
Stephen Covington | Managing DirectorPh 404 386 1611

Stephen is an accomplished business development and sales professional with twenty successful years of developing effective business relationships for account development/retention and revenue growth. Stephen successfully sold into a wide variety of business verticals- cable/telecom, utilities, manufacturing, distribution and many others in his various business development roles with Silicon Graphics, Vangard Technologies, WorkProducts and others. Stephen also played a critical role in helping Atlanta based Allconnect grow from a pure start up to $35MM in revenue during his five years at the company.

Stephen is a graduate from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Stephen resides in Athens, GA with his wife and two children.

Patrick Long | Managing Director
Patrick Long | Managing DirectorPh 336 210 0484

Patrick has extensive business development and executive management experience from startup companies to international conglomerates. Patrick began his career in sales and was responsible for hiring, training and managing teams across the country.  He joined River Oak Risk because he believes strongly in captives as a dynamic business strategy.  Patrick is passionate about bringing the most conservative and comprehensive solution to trusted advisors and their clients.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina and lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two children. Patrick serves as his historic neighborhood president and on boards for preservation, the Chapel Hill children’s museum, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and his church.

Paula A. Mott | Managing Director
Paula A. Mott | Managing DirectorPh 281 844 7760

Paula comes from the financial services industry where she served as a trusted advisor in wealth management and risk management consulting for High Net Worth Individuals.  She has almost 20 years of Family Office Management experience, both domestic and abroad. She has extensive international experience, has played a significant role in her own family business, and therefore understands the concerns that affect most business owners.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston. She has studied, worked, and lived abroad, and speaks several languages fluently including German and French.

She believes strongly in living a life of service, and is a member of the Board of Directors for several nonprofit organizations, including but not limited to, Houston PetSet, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), and the University of St. Thomas Performing Arts Society Board.  She also serves on multiple Advisory Boards, holds membership, and shows support for several Women’s Auxiliary Associations including The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, The Houston Symphony League, and The Women’s Home.  She is also a member of the Chaine de la Rotisseurs and Societe du Mondiale.  She currently resides in Houston, Texas with her Chihuahua Amelia Earhart.

Sheila Dizon | Managing Director
Sheila Dizon | Managing DirectorPh 415 816 5555

Based in San Francisco, Sheila has considerable experience in the finance industry. Formerly, she was the VP of Private Securities Group / Director of Operations at SharesPost, Inc. where she executed sales and transfers of pre-IPO companies. As the VP, she was responsible for the sales and marketing of a new fund of SharesPost called the SharesPost 100 Fund (ticker: PRIVX). The fund is composed of pre-IPO companies and it is open to non-accredited investors. Prior to being VP, she managed and executed multi-million dollar transfers of pre-IPO companies to accredited investors such as Facebook, Twitter, GoPro, Box, Palantir, and Space Exploration. Sheila concentrates on Captives in the West Coast and Hawaii territories. Sheila has also founded an event planning and design company. Sheila earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing at San Francisco State University. Her endless adoration for Northern California has kept her in beautiful San Francisco with her affectionate pug, Sully.

Marilyn K. Shultz, CPA | Controller
Marilyn K. Shultz, CPA | ControllerPh 678 723 6005

Marilyn is a CPA who has experience in the insurance, software and telecom industries.  Her most recent role before joining River Oak Risk was as Controller for GE Transportation in Atlanta.  She has held positions in finance with Marsh & McLennan and Aon, and managed several self-insured workers comp trust funds at Alexander Howden North America.  Marilyn earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and MBA from Georgia State University.

She enjoys traveling, reading, playing tennis and bridge.  She, her husband and their cat reside in Marietta, GA.

Jacqueline Chavez | Vice President
Jacqueline Chavez | Vice PresidentPh 404 445 5583

Jacqueline Chavez manages the operations and administration of the firm. Jacqueline has over 25 year of experience in the legal industry, having held management roles in marketing and business development, industry trade analysis, recruitment and firm administration with local and national firms. Jacqueline’s success in helping firms grow in size and profitability comes from a keen understanding of the business operations of professional service firms and their clients. Jacqueline is actively involved in community programs and professional industry organizations. She also has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations, including Safe Kids of Georgia, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Caminar Latino.  Jacqueline is currently serving on the Susan B. Komen Advisory Board.  Jacqueline lives in Atlanta with her spouse and two children.

Lillian Juhasz | Vice President
Lillian Juhasz | Vice PresidentPh 404 445 5587

Lillian Juhasz is responsible for policy administration, claims, insurance renewals, financial audit oversight as well as regulatory compliance. Lillian has over ten years of contracts management experience and has worked in a wide range of industries including legal, insurance, construction and healthcare.

Lillian is a graduate of the College of Charleston and a Certified Paralegal from Kennesaw State University. She resides in Marietta, GA with her spouse and two children.

Juan Peralta | Risk Analyst
Juan Peralta | Risk AnalystPh 404 902 5738

Juan C. Peralta has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry both on the retail side as an agency owner and on the operations side as a adjuster and underwriter focusing on risk management and mitigation. Juan graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida with a finance degree and is currently working on an Associate in Risk Management. He has lived in Atlanta for the last 10 years with his wife, Beth, and is the director of a local Non-Profit.

Curtis Marsh | Insurance Analyst
Curtis Marsh | Insurance AnalystPh 404 902 5738

Curtis Marsh has over 2 years of insurance experience as a producer in the Property, Casualty and Life Insurance business.  He currently holds his Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance license.  He also has 5 years of sales and marketing experience.

Curtis attended Chattahoochee Tech in Atlanta, Georgia with a concentration in marketing.  He is an active member in his community and volunteers at a number of non-profit organizations.  He has lived in Atlanta for the last 15 years and enjoys outdoor activities and networking events.